Plot Making a pyramid
Air date July 10, 2005


Picture Segment Description

Scene Helen is showing Wolle, Pferd and Samson photos from her and Nils' vacation in Egypt. They are impressed by the picture of her and Nils at one of the three great pyramids and they start to wonder how the pyramids were built.
Samses the builder is going build a new pyramid for Pharaoh Wollnaton and queen NoPferdtete. Wollnaton asks Samses if he is ready to build the pyramid. Samses says that all the material they need is ready.
Scene There's a slight problem: Samses the builder doesn't know how to build a pyramid, but luckily Princess Helenefer has the building plans that she hands to Wollnaton so he can oversee the construction.
Scene The pyramid construction is well underway when Princess Helenefer suggests that they have build it as high as they should. But Wollnaton is not happy with the construction, it looks more like a tower than a pyramid. Wollnaton tells them that a pyramid is not only high but also wide. NoPferdtete is getting very hungry and starts to eat the construction scaffolding, which causes the tower to collapse. Wollnaton orders another attempt.
Scene Wollnaton is not happy with the new construction either, it's wide and high but it's missing the top. He decides to build it himself.

Scene Everyone sings a song about the pyramid that they are building.
Back on Sesamstrasse they conclude that building a pyramid was no easy task.

Known segments

  • Ernie and Bert explore an Egyptian pyramid. Bert is excited but Ernie is afraid. They see statues that look like them. Bert decides to explore a tunnel while Ernie looks at the statues, and then the Ernie statue starts tapping and talking to Ernie. But when Ernie calls Bert back to the room, the statue doesn't move. Ernie is scared until the statue starts singing Rubber Duckie with him. Bert doesn't believe Ernie, until he says "Bye-bye, statue," and the statue replies "Bye-bye!" and laughs... just like Ernie.
  • "Telly Tut"
  • Kermit and Grover demonstrate "here" and "there".
  • Herry Monster demonstrates "light" to Elmo
  • The Plonsters are fooled by a Fata Morgana in the desert

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